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27 April 2021 19:30 - 27 April 2021 21:30

Regions Now: Assessment, Triage and First Aid in British Wildlife Casualties

Online , Online , Gloucester Gloucestershire, GL2 2AB

brought to you by East Anglia region

In this installment of the Regions Now lectures, Elizabeth Mullineaux will discuss assessment, triage and first aid for vets and vet nurses in first opinion practice.  

Wildlife rehabilitation is the treatment and temporary care of injured, diseased, and displaced indigenous animals and the subsequent release of healthy animals to appropriate habitats in the wild. Not all animals coming into captivity will be able to be returned to the wild, permanent captivity can rarely be justified, and euthanasia is frequently required. The decision to treat or euthanase is referred to as wildlife ‘triage’ and factors influencing these decisions include both veterinary skills and the availability of rehabilitation facilities and suitable release sites. First aid techniques are broadly similar to those in domestic species, but require some species-specific considerations. Any diagnostic tests must be cost effective, safe and beneficial to the casualty. Creating the correct conditions for the casualty within a veterinary practice and providing adequate nursing care is also essential and will be outlined.

Before the live event
Delegates will be issued with a link to a closed group on the BSAVA Regional website, with access granted to a series of short webinars and associated reading.  Access to this will be from 20th April.  These pre-recorded session will cover legal, ethical, triage and first aid principles for British Wildlife

Live session
The live session will take place on 27th April.  Join us in the waiting room at 7.30pm, for a prompt 7.45pm start.  This session will last 1.5 hours with opportunities for questions and discussion with the speaker.  The live session will host a discussion of a series of common case examples in the live event and a quiz.  Legal and ethical considerations; Examination and triage; First aid will all be covered.

After the event
Delegates will have access to the online content and discussion forum, and there will be opportunity for community peer to peer, and volunteer discussion, which is an important part of our Regional CPD.


Elizabeth Mullineaux BVM&S DVM&S CertSHP MRCVS 
RCVS recognised specialist in wildlife medicine

Intended for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses


Terms and Conditions: All webinars must be paid for in full at the time of booking. No refund is payable if a delegate is unable to attend the live webinar; a link to the recorded webinar will normally be provided after the event. BSAVA reserves the right to alter the programme or the speaker should this become necessary due to unavoidable circumstances. Registrants should note that the BSAVA member's rate applies only when the person attending the webinar is a member of the Association. To qualify for the reduced member's rate for webinars, non-members must join BSAVA prior to booking the webinar.

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